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People North Atlantic Treaty Organisation cuts Russian permanent mission by one third
Author: 0 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation cuts Russian permanent mission by one third

CGTN's Dan Ashby has more from Moscow. Moscow - which has suffered a major global backlash over the incident - called NATO's move "boorish" and insignificant, but nonetheless vowed to retaliate. US President Donald Trump hit Moscow the hardest by ejecting 60, as well as shutting down its consulate in Seattle. Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said Tuesday that the nerve-agent attack on Skripal and his daughter Yulia was a "shocking and abhorrent" use of chemical weapons.

People Russia holds first funerals for victims of shopping centre inferno
Author: 0 Russia holds first funerals for victims of shopping centre inferno

Many others also questioned the official death toll but officials said the figures were final, urging Russians not to trust unconfirmed reports on social media . "The investigators are probing into all the possible causes except the terrorist act", reports Tass . Five people have been detained, including the technical director of the company that owns the mall, police said.

People Slight risk of severe weather Thursday — FIRST ALERT FORECAST
Author: 0 Slight risk of severe weather Thursday — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

Much of southeast Texas is under a Flash Flood Watch until 7 a.m. Thursday. ► RELATED | Understanding Severe Weather: What's Moderate Risk, What's High Risk? The National Weather Service said areas north the Interstate 10 corridor face the greatest risk of severe weather, though all of southeast Louisiana and southern MS are included in the hazardous weather outlook.

People Rural school district arms teachers, students with rocks
Author: 0 Rural school district arms teachers, students with rocks

Blue Mountain School District Superintendent David Helsel said in a statement posted on the district's website there will be extra security starting Monday and "into the near future". On Friday, the district stocked every classroom with a bucket of stones so students as young as four could use them to fight off shooters . The Eldred School District has been backed into a financial corner, forcing painful budget cuts to avoid threatening the district's existence.

People Israel Deploys 100 Snipers On Gaza Border Before Planned Palestinian Protest
Author: 0 Israel Deploys 100 Snipers On Gaza Border Before Planned Palestinian Protest

The Palestinians were armed with a knife and wire cutters, which they used to cut through the security fence. Three Palestinians armed with knives and grenades were arrested Tuesday after they infiltrated from Gaza . The Israeli military said it was investigating the incident, which it called "serious". Two Palestinians approached the old Karny crossing into the Strip and set fire to a structure there.

People Will invest whatever we have to for success in India: Uber CEO
Author: 0 Will invest whatever we have to for success in India: Uber CEO

However, sources declined to add further details. Mehta said such a deal would ultimately not prove to be good for Ola as people would go back to previous modes of transport such as taxis, auto-rickshaws and buses. "We have no intention of taking a minority stake in any future merger with global competitors". Executives from Uber and Ola met at least twice over the last 12 months, sources aware of the meetings told Reuters, the most recent just weeks before Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's ...

People Malala returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting
Author: 0 Malala returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting

Local television showed her with her parents in the lounge at the airport before leaving in a convoy of almost 15 vehicles, many of them occupied by heavily armed police. Other Pakistanis echoed his concerns on social media. She founded the Malala Fund, which invests in local educational initiatives for girls in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Kenya, and in Jordan, where it focuses on Syrian refugees.

People Kane partnership with England piques Vardy's interest
Author: 0 Kane partnership with England piques Vardy's interest

The spectre of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system's use at the World Cup dominated England's final warm-up friendly for the tournment in a 1-1 draw with Italy at Wembley. Southgate must name his provisional 35-man squad by May 14, before whittling that down to 23 players by June 4 at the latest. John Stones was forced to make two timely tackles in the first three minutes to deny dithering striker Ciro Immobile and spare his own blushes.

People Citizenship question would taint census
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The Trump administration wants to ask a question about citizenship on the Census form. "The fight has just begun, and we will not stop until we have exhausted all avenues to provide the Census Bureau with the fix and certainty it needs to tackle its most ambitious task yet, counting the largest American population in history".

People Whitehall girls basketball coach Repsher resigns
Author: 0 Whitehall girls basketball coach Repsher resigns

Byrd added that a number of factors went into his decision. "I am so lucky for this opportunity, and can't wait to get on the court". "We're also looking for coaches and volunteers and if anyone has the ambition to coach basketball we'd love to build a team around a parent and their child or children".

People Child welfare officials visited family that drove off cliff
Author: 0 Child welfare officials visited family that drove off cliff

Bruce and Dana DeKalb said Wednesday that they called child welfare officials Friday after becoming concerned that one of the children, Devonte Hart, had been coming to their house too often in the past week asking for food. The photo showed an emotional Devante embracing the officer. "He wonders if someday when he no longer wears a "Free Hugs" sign around his neck, when he's a full-grown black male, if his life will be in danger for simply being".

People Chance for rain Thursday with temps in the mid 50s
Author: 0 Chance for rain Thursday with temps in the mid 50s

Wednesday looks like the wet day of the week, as bands of light to moderate rain slowly traverse the Garden State. Wednesday's sunrise opens with mostly cloudy to cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s for the Red Stick.

People BJP steps up attack on Mamata for Raniganj violence, Centre seeks report
Author: 0 BJP steps up attack on Mamata for Raniganj violence, Centre seeks report

Mamata is understood to have pitched the "one-is-to-one" strategy to Sonia which entails supporting the stronger party in a state to take on the BJP. We also held political talks. Slamming the TMC, senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar told reporters in New Delhi that Trinamool Congress "thugs" had attacked peaceful Ram Navami processions in West Bengal.

People Qatar condemns Yemen Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Qatar condemns Yemen Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

According to Turki al-Malki, the spokesperson for the Saudi Arabia-led Arab coalition, three of the missiles were fired at Riyadh late Sunday and one Egyptian civilian was killed when fragments landed in a suburb, the BBC reported . Houthi ballistic missiles have increased in range over time, with the first one targeting Riyadh fired in May a year ago, according to the United Nations.

People Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting
Author: 0 Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting

In 2012, after Taliban gunmen tried to kill the young activist, it sent shockwaves across the world. Precise details of her itinerary have been "kept secret in view of the sensitivity surrounding the visit", a government official said of the trip, which is expected to last four days and include a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

People North Korea's Kim Jong-un visits China
Author: 0 North Korea's Kim Jong-un visits China

Xi hailed Kim's visit as embodying the importance with which the North Korean leader regarded ties with China. She did not say what that message entails. China has not confirmed any visit by a North Korean but has not totally censored speculation. Heavy security was reported at the Friendship Bridge before the train passed from North Korea to China.

People South Korea North Korea Kim World Tour?
Author: 0 South Korea North Korea Kim World Tour?

Also Thursday, China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi, the country's top diplomat, was due in Seoul to brief Moon on Kim's secretive visit to Beijing. Sanders stressed the North needs to deliver on its commitment to halting nuclear and missile tests. Analysts say that both sides had reasons for the meeting - Pyongyang to secure Beijing's backing and support, and China to protect its interests in what it considers its backyard.

People Seven Encounters in 24 Hours, Uttar Pradesh Police Kills 3 Wanted Criminals
Author: 0 Seven Encounters in 24 Hours, Uttar Pradesh Police Kills 3 Wanted Criminals

Half-a-dozen encounters took place in districts near the national capital. A senior police officer of Vijaynagar in Ghaziabad was also injured. The UP police have faced a lot of criticism in the recent past for the number of encounters in the state but the Yogi government has maintained its tough stand - "bandook ka jawab bandook se diya jayega".

People Five things to know about the 2018-2019 Ontario budget
Author: 0 Five things to know about the 2018-2019 Ontario budget

The government has also promised to boost hospital spending by $822 million in 2018-2019, a 4.6 per cent increase the Liberals said aims to cut wait times and address capacity issues. Cleveland notes that an average family in the province with children under the age of four would have to spend close to 24 per cent of its after-tax household income to access licensed child care.

People Poland signs $4.75bn deal with U.S. on Patriot missiles
Author: 0 Poland signs $4.75bn deal with U.S. on Patriot missiles

With its dual-pulse solid rocket motor, providing increased performance in altitude and range, PAC-3 MSE can defend against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft. Warsaw insists the system's deployment as part of its medium-range "Wisla" programme is purely defensive in nature. And reports have emerged Russian Federation has permanently deployed nuclear-capable missile systems in its territory of Kaliningrad, which borders Poland.

People White House Investigates Loans
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Last year, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration had been clear that all of the women who have accused Trump of sexual harassment and misconduct are also lying . Mrs Trump - who has not publicly responded to the claims made in Ms Daniels' interview - did not return to the White House with her husband on Sunday from Florida.

People Trump Ends Temporary Amnesty for almost 1K Liberian Nationals
Author: 0 Trump Ends Temporary Amnesty for almost 1K Liberian Nationals

The country's Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests have skyrocketed in 2017 with a total of 143,470 arrests, according to a Pew Research Center study. Liberians will have 12 months to get their affairs in order and return to their home country. While admitting that the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa had brought "tragic loss of lives and economic damage" to Liberia, he expressed satisfaction with the progress made by the country in tackling the disease.

People CULC condemns 'rising anti-semitism' in Labour Party amid Corbyn allegations
Author: 0 CULC condemns 'rising anti-semitism' in Labour Party amid Corbyn allegations

I think it is hard to ignore the link, nor the possibility that Mr Corbyn's post inadvertently endorsed this sort of thinking in his party", the complaint said. She denies being antisemitic, saying she is merely anti-Zionist and the target of an Israeli campaign. Other than the mural, Jonathan Goldstein, chairman, Jewish Leadership Council, and Jonathan Arkush, president, Board of Deputies, claim that Corbyn is friends with Hamas and Hezbollah.

People The Supreme Court hears the other gerrymandering case this term
Author: 0 The Supreme Court hears the other gerrymandering case this term

In both cases, the challengers argue that the Constitution limits the degree to which a political party can use the redistricting process to entrench itself in power. These are all victories that numerous Democratic lawsuits filed in the past several years have told us were impossible. Just why the court added the second case, and two months later, is unclear.

People Mother arrested after baby and toddler found dead in their vehicle seats
Author: 0 Mother arrested after baby and toddler found dead in their vehicle seats

Police say detectives responded to a home after a 10-month-old and 2-year-old were found in the vehicle, according to KNXV. Superior Police Department Sgt. "This is a small community". You can go anywhere around here and find people who know that family. Velasquez is being held with a $2 million bond. An investigation is still underway by the sheriff's office.

People American woman marries a ficus tree to save it
Author: 0 American woman marries a ficus tree to save it

Despite the cake and flowers, Karen Cooper's wedding was more than your average affair. And in February, the board discussed spending $13,000 to cut down the tree and replace it with smaller ones. "Marrying a tree is a way of protesting, to say that we need to stop exterminating Mother Earth every day, every minute, every second." In an email, city spokeswoman Stephanie Schaffer wrote, " The City is moving forward to save the Snell Park ficus tree ".

People 'Ashamed' gunman switches plea and admits murdering six in Quebec mosque
Author: 0 'Ashamed' gunman switches plea and admits murdering six in Quebec mosque

A Canadian man accused of fatally shooting six Muslim worshipers during an attack on a Quebec mosque has switched to a guilty plea and will avoid trial. I do not know why I committed such an insane act and, still today, I have trouble believing it. Speaking to the courtroom, which included members of the mosque, the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, Bissonnette said he chose to plead guilty to spare the families the hardship of a trial.

People Why RSP Permian Inc
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About 4.38M shares traded or 71.57% up from the average. It has outperformed by 13.85% the S&P500. Oberndorf William E increased its stake in Herbalife Ltd (HLF) by 34.94% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Over the past twelve months, RSP Permian, Inc . ( NYSE : RSPP ) for 63 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 7,156 shares of the oil and natural gas company's stock worth $291,000 after acquiring an additional 1,976 shares during the last ...

People Suspect arrested in fatal San Francisco hit-and-run
Author: 0 Suspect arrested in fatal San Francisco hit-and-run

Police are searching for a driver who hit multiple pedestrians Wednesday morning near 24th and IL streets and killed one person, according to police and media reports. Police have not confirmed that witness account. It was that victim who later died. Four people were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

People School district launches 'We Want More' effort
Author: 0 School district launches 'We Want More' effort

Trustees of Sheridan County School District 1 convened in executive session Tuesday to go through applications from candidates for the school superintendent's position . "My family and I have a strong personal connection to the school district and the Sturgis community". The details are still being worked out, but a tentative agreement is in the works between the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and the Unionville Chadds Ford Education Association (UCFEA) for a four-year contract ...

People Amit Shah to meet Lingayat seers during two-day Karnataka visit
Author: 0 Amit Shah to meet Lingayat seers during two-day Karnataka visit

In another tweet , Ramya said this was not the first time Shah had expressed such feelings towards Yeddyurappa. Shah also said the people of Karnataka had understood that "this is the most corrupt government". The Congress will have no interest in the subject (separate religion status for Lingayats ) after the elections, " Shah said. "In Maharashtra too, suicide cases have come down by 30% in the past three years".

People Chrissy Teigen Dishes on Who Bit Beyonce: 'It's Not Who I Thought'
Author: 0 Chrissy Teigen Dishes on Who Bit Beyonce: 'It's Not Who I Thought'

One of the suspects, who has since spoken out to clear her name, was American actress Sanaa Lathan , who was apparently at the party. According to Independent , Sarah Michelle Gellar took to Instagram to jokingly say "All right, I admit it, It was me #TheBiter." The Buffy the Vampire actress shared the quote with a picture of her wearing fangs.

People Farewell function for RS MPs: PM Modi thanks outgoing Rajya Sabha members
Author: 0 Farewell function for RS MPs: PM Modi thanks outgoing Rajya Sabha members

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday gave a warm farewell to sixty of its members from 17 states, who are retiring between April and July 2018 on completion of their tenure. Mr. Modi especially mentioned Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien, saying he would be remembered for running the House smoothly even during crises and sending serious messages with a smile.